Water quality fellowship provides hands-on learning opportunities at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – A summer program at Texas A&M University recently provided 15 undergraduate students with fellowships in water quality to study the impacts of on-site sewage facilities on soil and water quality. The students were from Texas A&M, Prairie View A&M Florida A&M, and Kansas State universities. The two-year undergraduate program is offered by […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – July 25

UVALDE – Texas pecan growers expect to increase production this year, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said the Texas Pecan Growers Association estimated at its recent conference the state’s pecan crop would exceed 50 million pounds. Stein said producers statewide face a variety of production […]

Hinojosa, Haile, Narayanan, Bevers inducted into ag economics honor registry

COLLEGE STATION – Raul Hinojosa III, Daniel Haile, Christopher Narayanan and Stan Bevers have been inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University. The registry recognizes outstanding former students in the department of agricultural economics for meritorious accomplishments in their field. It is the highest […]

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course general session to focus on export markets

COLLEGE STATION – The 2017 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course general session on Aug. 7 will feature discussions on export markets and a general beef cattle market outlook for the remainder of the year, according to organizers. The short course runs from Aug. 7-9. It is the largest beef cattle educational event in the […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — July 18

OVERTON – Forage producers should be on the watch for and ready to act against two pests known for decimating hay fields – fall armyworms and Bermudagrass stem maggots, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton, said she has been receiving calls and reports regarding fall […]

Landscape workshops on smart, automated weather station irrigation offered

COLLEGE STATION –  The Texas A&M School of Irrigation will be conducting a one day short course dedicated to smart irrigation controller use and operation July 13 in College Station, said Charles Swanson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist. “Attendees will learn the basics of irrigation scheduling and how smart controllers and sensors determine […]

Beef Cattle Short Course animal health sessions Aug 7-9 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION  – Animal health issues affecting the Texas beef industry will be the focus of several sessions at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 7-9 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The short course is the largest beef cattle educational event in the country and attracts more than 1,600 beef cattle […]

Stiles Farm Field Day features herd bull selection, cropping systems alternatives

THRALL – Stiles Farm Field Day attendees learned more about the possibilities of using low or high crop input methods, plus tips on purchasing breeding bulls used in beef cattle operations. The 54th field day attracted more than 100 producers from across the Blacklands region. Dr. Ronnie Schnell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cropping systems […]

4-H Veterinary Camp teaches clinical skills, hands-on activities

COLLEGE STATION – Youth from across Texas recently participated in 4-H Veterinary Camp, building on skills and knowledge needed to achieve mastery in the certification program. The event coincided with Texas 4-H Roundup week. Upon completion of the week-long instruction, students received Beef Quality Assurance certification from the Texas Beef Council and obtained 33 of […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 27

COLLEGE STATION – Disease problems for vegetable producers and gardeners are popping up around the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.   Conditions have been good for vegetable production around much of the state following mild spring conditions and ample rains, but the weather is also setting the stage for plant […]